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January 05, 2013

Pinnacle Airlines Creates Business Plan For Emergence From Bankruptcy

Reaches Comprehensive Agreements To Provide a Viable Cost Structure and Path Out of Chapter 11

Pinnacle Airlines Corp. and its wholly owned subsidiaries have entered into comprehensive agreements that, among other things, provide a path forward for the Company to emerge from bankruptcy with a competitive cost structure and a viable long-term business plan, the company said Thursday. Under Pinnacle's new business plan, the Company will transition its fleet to operate a fleet of 81 two-class regional jets for Delta Air Lines Inc.

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ANN 2012 Year In Review: Gone West

Astronauts Neil Armstrong And Sally Ride, Four Tuskegee Airmen, And 'Mama Bird' Johnson

It is always appropriate to spend a few moments to remember those who were pioneers and visionaries in aviation. But some who passed this year were just men and women doing their jobs, and drawn to flying for the pure joy they could experience from it. Here is the roll call of those who have "Gone West" in 2012.

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Lt. Gen. Clarke Confirmed As Director, Air National Guard

Will Lead An Organization Of 106,000 People

Lt. Gen. Stanley E. "Sid" Clarke III, commander of the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and 1st Air Force, has been confirmed by the Senate to be the next director of the Air National Guard. Clarke will replace Lt. Gen. Harry "Bud" Wyatt, who is retiring this month. Wyatt has led the Air National Guard since February 2009.

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SPEEA Files New Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Charges Against Boeing

Union Claims The Company Has Been Conducting Surveillance Of Its Members

The Boeing Company was charged Wednesday (Jan. 2) with Unfair Labor Practices (ULP) after company personnel allegedly photographed members of the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001, marching at its Everett factory to support efforts to negotiate new labor contracts.

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'Teaching The Aviators Model Code Of Conduct To Kids' Released

Abridged And Simplified For A Younger Audience

"Teaching the Aviators Model Code of Conduct to Kids," an abridged and simplified explanation of the Aviators Model Code of Conduct (AMCC), was released Thursday by the project’s Permanent Editorial Board. Written for use in the classroom with language appropriate for children, the document exposes young students to important values shared by safe and successful aviators.

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2013 WACO YMF’s Feature Full ADS-B NextGen Capability

Adds Garmin GTN Touchscreen Navigators As Standard Equipment

Every new WACO YMF-5D aircraft for 2013 will feature as standard equipment full ADS-B NextGen capability through the new GARMIN GDL 88 ADS-B data-link, Garmin GTN 750 and Garmin GTN 635 Touchscreen navigators, WACO Classic Aircraft announced Friday.

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AUVSI Congratulates Michael Huerta On His Confirmation

Toscano: Huerta Made Permanent Administrator At A 'Critical Time' For The Agency

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) President & CEO Michael Toscano today congratulated Michael Huerta on his confirmation as the administrator of the FAA.

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AIAA Conference To Host Discussion On F-35 Developments And Progress

Meeting In Dallas Begins January 7

As part of its 51st annual Aerospace Science Meeting being held in Dallas, TX, January 7-10, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will host a discussion on “F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Developments and Progress.”

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.05.13)

"Pinnacle will be well positioned to emerge from the bankruptcy process with a viable business plan that provides meaningful opportunities for our employees. Source: John Spanjers, president and CEO of Pinnacle Airlines Corp.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.05.13): Standard Rate Turn

A turn in which an aircraft changes its direction at a rate of 3 per second (360 in 2 minutes) for low- or medium-speed aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.05.13)

Pan Am Historical Foundation

This group popped up in the news last week. The goal of the Pan Am Historical Foundation is to preserve the history and accomplishments of Pan American World Airways, and the people who worked to make her the World's Greatest Airline.

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